Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
to senior correspondent john oliver outside n.f.l. headquarters in new york. john, what is the status right now of the n.f.l. dispute? >> well! (cheers and applause) (cheers and applause) >> who families both alike in dignity, one the referee, the other the league of national football is locked in dispute ages old. oh fair referees! (laughter) shirts bestripes arms akimbo with only a flag and wheus toll examine desperation and fair n.f.l. battered but unbowed like henri at agincourt from this day to the ending of the world! (cheers and applause) but we shall be remembered. we few, we happy few, we band of brothers! (cheers and applause) >> jon: my god. my god. that's-- (cheers and applause) i'm just-- i'm sorry. it just-- holy (bleep)! i was just-- (laughter). john oliver, you have almost overnight improved exponentially. (laughter) john oliver, john oliver, you moved me. >> yes, 'tis i, john oliver in the flesh. (laughter) the clown prince of correspondents, bob your ankle, up your bum! (cheers and applause) >> jon: i have to say though, if i may, it certainly-- it certainly looks and soun
Sep 25, 2012 12:40am PDT
, which ever way you look at it, john, being a minority and/or poor is a net positive. >> jon: all right. al maddrey gal and jessica williams, (cheers and applause). >> jon: my guest tonight is best selling author, his new book is a memoir called "joseph anton." please welcome to the program salman rushdie. (cheers and applause) how are you? >> not so bad, thank you. >> jon: um, wow. (laughter) "owe josef anton: a memoir." you went through hell. but i think it's very difficult to place yourself in someone else's shoes until you read about it in vivid and quite beautifully written prose. >> oh, thank you. >> jon: oh, you're very welcome. describe that-- it's sort of this incredible day, it's valentine's day. go through the day you find out that another nation's leader has singled you out to die for a book you wrote. >> well, i was sitting at home, i got called at home by the bbc. >> jon: this ises pretwitter? (laughter) >> pretwitter, prefacebook, there's no cell phone. there's just fax machines. remember those? >> jon: i do remember those. (laughter) >> well, that's how long ago it was.
Sep 25, 2012 10:45am PDT
on maps. ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: john oliv >> jon: welcome back to the show. as we've seen seeing, a lot of unrest and anger in the middle east this past week. the condemnation of obama has been swift and furious >> this leading from behind obama doctrine is up in flames >> terrorists believe they can attack our embassy with impunity, they believe the killr ambassador and there will be no response >> how much longer can we afford to spill our blood and treasure trying to, quote unquote, promote democracy in places that do not have any values for civilized society. >> jon: yes. democracy promotion is wrong. that's a somewhat isolationist position, ex-governor palin. does anyone see our role in the world differently? yes, you 2008 still governor palin >> i see our role in the world as one of being a force for good, to help these rising smaller democratic countries that are just, you know, they're putting themselves on the map right now >> jon: what a bold freedom agenda. it's a little bit naive. i mean, think of the blow-back >> egyptians elected a muslim brotheredhood member to hea